This is (Still) Stark Insider

Team Stark rolls on.

We’re coming up on this web site’s 10th anniversary. It was in late 2005 that I published the first post here on Stark Insider — a caption-less photo, kind of like our “Hello World” I guess.

Loni and I never knew where the adventure would take us. It’s been amazing. From the early days creating episodes of “WineTube TV,” to exploring the vibrant and exciting theater scene here in the Bay Area, to traveling up and down the California coast including Big Sur, Sonoma and Napa, and to venturing backstage at some of Broadway’s most popular touring productions, it at times seems as if the adventure will never end.

As for the next 10 years?

Expect plenty of non-sequitors, curious video edits, and unabashed bruhahas — well, at least as much as we can generate in this little corner of the world.

Oh, and you can expect continuing coverage, as we expand our footprint here in the San Francisco Bay Area: independent film and music; wanderlust including travelogues from Napa, Sonoma and Northern California; theater and stage coverage; and a dollop of the unexpected to be sure.

2015 is shaping up to be the best year ever for Stark Insider.

Still, our goal is the same as ever: to explore the creative impulse. How do actors, directors, painters, winemakers, and others tap into the right brain, ignite that creative spark? And how can it improve themselves, and even make the world a better, more enriching, place? I’m not necessarily sure there’s definitive answers. As they say, though, it’s all about the journey.

We have more theater, music and film coverage coming. You may want to (at your own risk) subscribe to Stark Insider on YouTube where we’ll be pushing new episodes in the coming weeks.

Next stop: the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Thanks for being with us all these years. I’m not sure what’s in store next, but I do know we’ll try to share as many positive, inspiring and interesting stories with you.

This is (Still) Stark Insider

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